September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), when we focus on taking steps to prepare for emergencies in our homes, businesses, schools, and communities. The goal of NPM is to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities engaging in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school, and places of worship. NFPA has joined forces with the FEMA in championing this cause. Each week of PrepareAthon has its own theme.
Week 1: September 1-9 Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends
Week 2: September 10-16 Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community
Week 3: September 17-23 Practice and Build Out Your Plans
Week 4: September 24-30 Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger
This week’s focus is on making an emergency plan. NFPA’s toolkit, “Get Ready! Preparing Your Community for a Disaster,” includes an emergency plan form, emergency plan cards, and an emergency supply kit checklist that community members can use to be prepared in the event of a disaster.